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National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

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4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
The National Railroad Museum is a railroad museum located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, in suburban Green Bay.The museum is one of the oldest institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and interpreting the nation's railroad history. It was founded in 1956 by community volunteers in Green Bay. Throughout its history, patron contributions have continued to create one of the largest railroad preservation institutions in the United States.The National Railroad Museum has a large collection of rolling stock and spanning more than a century of railroading and a number of historic locomotives, including an Aerotrain, Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4017 (One of the world's largest steam locomotive types), and British Railways Class A4 No. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower (ex-London & North Eastern Railway No. 4496 Golden Shuttle) and train used by the Supreme Allied Commander and his staff in the United Kingdom and continental Europe during World War II.In addition to the rolling stock, there is a museum building housing a wide variety of railroad artifacts, an archive, and photography gallery. There is also a standard gauge track around the perimeter of the grounds. There is also an 80ft high wooden observation tower with views of the river and Green Bay. The museum hosts an annual Day Out with Thomas event, where Thomas the Tank Engine pulls young friends past the exhibited rolling stock.
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  • We stopped by on our way from Madison to Sault Ste Marie. Great spot to get out of the car for a couple hours. Enjoyed the ride on the train, twice around the entire campus. Then, the kids loved playi...  read more »
  • There are trains here that you won't see elsewhere. Many real trains that you can walk inside of and see how they were back in the day. You can sit in the cab of the engines, and walk through the pass...  read more »
  • If you or any child with you enjoys trains, you need to spend a couple of hours at the National Railroad Museum. See trains, touch trains, ride a real life-sized train, and then visit numerous display...  read more »
  • Day out with Thomas 2016 was such fun, great food venders, fair prices and so much to see and do for the kids. Shuttle service was a little confusing but we managed
  • Really impressive collection. Loved the Big Boy. You can really get up close to see the cars and engines. Highly recommended.
  • The exhibits are done well, good variety. Truly a worthwhile visit if you enjoy seeing how technology has debrloped, and if you ever wondered what inside a locomotive looks like.
  • Kids thought it would be boring, but they had a good time. The train ride was fun, and the conductor was a hoot. Seeing, smelling, touching was so amazing to the kids.
  • What a wonderful place for children and adults to learn about our American amazing railroad history.
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